Jose Pirela is Still a Leader For Padres

May 27, 2018

With a record of 22-31 nearing the end of month of May, the Padres are still trying to find their footing in order to maintain some consistency. The team currently sits in last place in the NL West but is only 5.5 games out of first in a division that has no clear leader at present. The Padres have had moments of brilliance this season. Last weekend’s series win over…


What should the Padres do with Chase Headley?

April 19, 2018

Sitting at seven and 13, the San Diego Padres have had a lackluster start to the 2018 season. Much of what has taken place so far should come as no surprise when considering the team is still marinating in its development. While much of what has taken place on the field has been painfully predictable, there have been some pleasant surprises. Rookie left-handed pitcher Joey Lucchesi was a last-minute addition…


Should the Padres take a Flyer on Local Prospect Kyle Zimmer?

April 6, 2018

It may have been a tough first week of the season for the San Diego Padres, but it becomes an easier pill to swallow when remembering that this year is primarily about development for the young team. While April 5th marks the end of a brutal home stretch for the major league team, it’s also minor league baseball Opening Day for full-season leagues. Now there’s certainly something for Padres fans…


Is the Sun Setting on Alex Dickerson’s Tenure with the Padres?

March 16, 2018

With San Diego Padres’ Opening Day exactly two weeks away, Andy Green and the coaching staff are working hard to put together the final iteration of the 25-man roster. Some decisions have been easier than others. Clear starters include Wil Myers, Eric Hosmer, Freddy Galvis, Austin Hedges, and Manuel Margot, while several other players are still battling it out for the remaining slots. Position battles are topics of great intrigue…


Clayton Richard Should be the Padres 2018 Opening Day Starter

March 2, 2018

I would just like to preface this article by acknowledging that I know that it’s very early in spring training and that in a general sense, it’s too soon to determine who will end up being the Padres’ “ace” in 2018. There are a handful of interesting arms in Major League camp this season that could break out, even before Opening Day. Bryan Mitchell could come alive and be what…


Padres Putting Pieces Together on Eve of Cactus League Play

February 23, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ signing of Eric Hosmer this week has initiated a domino effect on the team as a handful of players are being asked to shift positions to facilitate the addition. Wil Myers will be moving from first base back into the outfield. He has been taking reps in both left and right field. With the potential of Myers moving into right, Hunter Renfroe may be forced to…


Is Eric Hosmer Necessary if Alex Dickerson Can Come Back Strong?

February 3, 2018

It’s February, and in a most unprecedented turn of events, many of Major League Baseball’s biggest free-agents remain unsigned. This includes Eric Hosmer, whom the Padres have reportedly been pursuing the entire off-season. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported back in January that the Padres had made an offer to Hosmer of seven-years for less than $140 million. In a radio interview with The Mighty 1090 on January 16, Padres Executive…


Current Notes on “Trusting the Process”

January 19, 2018

There’s no denying that this off-season has left much to be desired – not only regarding the Padres, but across Major League Baseball. While actual transactions have seemed to be lacking, grandiose rumors have taken the city of San Diego by storm. At this point,the team may just enter into spring training without making any major moves. To some fans this would be a bad thing. Others will take a…


Should Steve Garvey’s Number be Unretired by Padres?

January 14, 2018

*It is an extremely slow offseason, so we bring you this updated piece originally written in February of 2017. October 6, 1984 is a date in San Diego sports history that will forever be cherished. It was game four of the National League Championship Series at Jack Murphy Stadium. The Chicago Cubs were leading the San Diego Padres two games to one, in a best of five series. For the…


Will Colin Rea Join the Rotation in 2018?

January 10, 2018

The San Diego Padres made (local) headlines last Friday, when it was announced that they had signed former top-of-the-rotation starter, Tyson Ross, to a minor league contract for the 2018 season. Mere hours later, members of Padres’ twitter collectively wondered if they had entered the Twilight Zone, when it was reported that the team had also reached a minor league agreement with another former Padre ace-like pitcher, Chris Young. The…


A Look at New Padres’ Pitcher Bryan Mitchell

December 29, 2017

The first two weeks of December were full of suspense for San Diego Padre’ fans. It started with the excitement of being finalists in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes. Before there was enough time to process the disappointment of losing out on him to the Los Angeles Angels, the MLB Winter Meetings began. As is the annual tradition, rumors and reveries were flying until the team made its first major move…


Would it be the End of the World if the Padres Kept Chase Headley in 2018?

December 15, 2017

The Padres acquired former Padre Chase Headley and RHP Bryan Mitchell on Tuesday from the Yankees for Jabari Blash. Clearly, the team wanted to acquire a team-controlled pitcher with some potential, while washing their hands of Blash. In doing so, they also ended up taking on Chase Headley and his $13 million salary. The initial reaction of many was that the Padres had erred in this transaction. Why on earth…